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Old 06-03-2004, 10:57 AM
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Angry blown out knees

i people need some advise i have a 31 sonic that i use only on weekends i find by Monday morning I'm popping Advil my knees are killing me.yes i stand all the time due to the fact I'm to short to sit.i've tried padding on the floor. any suggestions.
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:01 AM
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I would Ask Phantom Chaos " Nort" what he does for his problem
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:12 AM
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Buy a 25 Active Thunder!!! I use a peice of one those roll up rafts (dense foam type). Works well!! I have bad neck and lower back pains (auto mechanic 22 years ) and this seems to help. I have an endless supply of 800mg Ibuprofens too!! If all this fails.......Tantrum has a nice 25 Active Thunder for sale
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how do you suppose a 25 A.T. is going to ride better than a 31 sonic ??
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I always wear a good pair of sneakers when running. Seems to add some cushion.
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A pair of Nike's with with the large air bags.

Or buy a Gladiator
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Old 06-03-2004, 01:01 PM
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Sonic, I feel your pain bros! ...literally. I have one b*tched knee that always wants to end the 'party' early.

I've tried all sorts of dense foam pads etc. but have yet to come across something that could be considered a 'cure'. Once again this has led me to the drawing board since I believe that this a problem inherant to offshore boating and certainly will not go away. Look for a 'cure' in the future from MMDI. A little something that will retrofit to any offshore rig.

In the meantime Dr. B recommends knee wraps, you're not going to be a 'frontrunner in fashion' but it has helped me in the past. Just my .02

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Have the bolsters raised so they fit you, and fab a foot rest/platform to match the height. Try to lean back into the bolster not stand straight up so your knees can bend a little and absorb the shock. The Formula's foot risers (original owner had them made, it's from before Formula started adding adjustable rests to their boats) let you lean back into the bolster which is much more confortable. And as said above, wear good running shoes. I've gone out in sandles and it does tire the feet/knees/legs a lot more.

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Oh, and I have a solution if you want to go the bigger boat route too

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i raise my electric bolster so it's just under my a** and i lean back in the seat so my legs don't take all of the pounding works for me or you could always try phone books
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